March Break at Toronto Pearson

TORONTO, March 11 /CNW/ - With the spring-like weather Toronto has been experiencing, it's tempting to believe that winter is almost over. The unofficial end of winter and beginning of spring, March Break, is just about here. This also signifies one of the busiest travel times of the year at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

This year, the GTAA is expecting 91,000 passengers on March 11 and 98,000 passengers on March 12. These will be the two busiest days of the March Break travel season. A typical day at Toronto Pearson sees 84,000 passengers travelling through the Airport.

With the new security restrictions put into place on December 26 for travel to the United States, passengers are reminded to familiarize themselves with the rules before they come to the Airport. The GTAA recognizes the new security arrangements can mean that the security process can take a little longer, but being familiar with all the rules will make the process easier. Educated passengers can help reduce the time it takes to get through the Airport and have a more relaxing trip.

Passengers should also remember the restrictions that are still in place regarding liquids, gels and aerosols in carry-on luggage.

Please visit for helpful information on all these rules and regulations.

Toronto Pearson travel facts:

    -   More than half a million passengers will travel through Toronto
        Pearson during the break, approximately the same as the population of
        the City of Waterloo
    -   65 airlines operate from Toronto Pearson, serving 177 destinations
        worldwide (30 non-stop daily Canadian destinations, 50 non-stop US
        destinations and 97 international routes)
    -   On the busiest travel days, more than 80,000 bags will be processed
        at the airport
    -   Toronto Pearson is home to more than 150 retail and concessions
        including casual dining and quick serve restaurants, news and books,
        specialty retail shops and services. Eat. Shop. Fly.
    -   Feedback on the airport is always welcome - join the on-line research
        panel to ask questions, get feedback and participate in surveys -

The GTAA is the non-share, not for profit authority that operates Toronto Pearson. All revenue generated by the GTAA is reinvested back into the airport. In 2009, 30.4 million passengers travelled through Toronto Pearson.

SOURCE Greater Toronto Airports Authority

For further information: For further information: Contact: GTAA Media Office, (416) 776-3709

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